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Friday, December 05, 2008Open Phones Host(s): Char Binkley

Char's favorite Mid-Morning shows are when she gets to find out what's happening in your house. So be ready to tell her how you're managing this Christmas amid the economical slowdown, what light displays you recommend we all see, and the gift you're most excited about giving this Christmas. Add a few give-aways to the mix and Mid-Morning on Friday promises to be a fun hour! That's Friday at 9:05.
 
Thursday, December 04, 2008Thinking Cycles of Kids Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you ever wish you could get into the mind of your children and understand what exactly is going on? Doug Beutler can help you do just that. With over twenty years of experience working with youth, Doug has discovered the thinking cycles of kids, including lies they believe, how that affects their behavior, and how you as a parent can help your child break destructive thinking cycles. Learn how to understand what your child is thinking, communicate effectively with your child, and assist your child in establishing a new and healthy thinking cycle.
 
Wednesday, December 03, 2008Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley

December's "Spots and Spotlights" is packed with seasonal info you can use! Consumer Reports' Bob Markovich shares smart tips for purchasing and using snow blowers and space heaters. Marcia Ramsland offers the tools you need to Simplify Your Holidays (Nelson, ISBN # 1-4016-0414-1). Artist Gwen Gutwein explains how she hopes her paintings of Indiana's old and historic barns will inspire their owners to preserve them. And, because it's the season of generosity, lots of giveaways!
 
Tuesday, December 02, 2008Kerri Zurbuch Host(s): Lynne Ford

Get advice for not gaining weight over the holidays from Kerri Zurbuch, The wellness consultant and personal fitness trainer also answers your exercise questions and offers tips for customizing your walking workout to reach your specific goal.
 
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Monday, December 01, 2008Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. David Hawkins has helped hundreds of couples work through the shadowy valleys of dying relationships. And while there is no sure-fire fix when a spouse wants to leave, Dr. Hawkins insists there are important steps the "struggling" spouse can take that increase the chance for reconciliation while reducing anxiety and fear. He shares the details on today's Mid-Morning.
 
Friday, November 28, 2008Respectable Sins Host(s): Char Binkley

It's easy to become preoccupied with sins that have obvious grim consequences such as adultery, violence, and abortion. As a result we often overlook the more deceptive ones that have slowly become "acceptable" sins that we tolerate in ourselves such as jealousy, anger, pride, unthankfulness, and judgementalism. How do we overcome these subtle sins? Jerry Bridges, author of "Respectable Sins, Confronting the Sins We Tolerate" (Navpress, ISBN# 1-60006-140-0) offers a message of hope, grace, and victory that he experienced in the trenches of his own battles with sin during Friday's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008Praise Music Host(s):

It's Thanksgiving, and the Mid-Morning team is home with their families enjoying turkey and dressing. Mid-Morning returns tomorrow with an encore airing featuring Dr. Jerry Bridges, author of "Respectable Sins" (Navpress, ISBN# 1-60006-140-0) s. In the meantime, enjoy an extra hour of praise and worship music.
 
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008The 4:8 Principle: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you struggle to keep a positive outlook on life? It's easy to view the world, our lives and ourselves through a lens of negativity in today's society that's bent on nursing old wounds and highlighting what is wrong with just about everything and everyone. The good news is there's hope for restoring your joy. Don't miss America's Success Coach and best selling author Tommy Newberry's advice on how to experience joy by God's design using "The 4:8 Principle" (Tyndale, ISBN# 1-4143-1304-7) during Wednesday's encore Mid-Morning. Tommy will share the secret to a joy-filled life and challenge you to discover, develop, and defend your joy.
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Get your heart ready for Christmas with morning and evening prayers that center on the Greatest of all Gifts: Christ. On today's "Author! Author!" Jennifer Kennedy Dean shares why she chose to write her Advent devotional, "Pursuing the Christ of Christmas" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-231-6), in the form of prayers. Fiction writers Ann Tatlock ("Every Secret Thing", Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-005-4), Sigmund Brouwer ("Broken Angel", WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7032-9), and Mabel Singletary ("Just Jump!", Lift Every Voice, ISBN # 0-8024-2251-4) discuss their latest releases. And in "Sacred Chaos" (Formatio, ISBN # 0-8308-3512-6), Tricia McCary Rhodes shares what she's learned about seeing and communicating with God amidst life's turmoil.
 
Monday, November 24, 2008Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Before you gather around the Thanksgiving table to enjoy good food and the company of people you love, consider how a Jewish feast, established thousands of years ago, can realign your view of gratitude. Jews for Jesus Executive Director David Brickner, author of "Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles" (Moody, ISBN 0-8024-1396-3), captivatingly explains the activities and imagery of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles-all celebrating God's presence and provision-and reminds us of a day when believers from all nations, both Jews and Gentiles, will observe this festival of thanksgiving.
 
Friday, November 21, 2008Dupont Resource Center Host(s): Char Binkley

Diabetes strikes 23.6 million adults and children in America resulting in an increase in heart disease, stroke, and problems with vision, kidney and nerve function. Friday's expert panel from Dupont Resource Center addresses, juvenile diabetes, a common form of diabetes that affects about 8% of the population of those under age 15. Get your questions answered and learn what signs to look for in your child as well as how to manage this life-changing disease.
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008Could It Be Autism? Host(s): Char Binkley

Is your child showing signs of autism? Are you at a loss as to your next steps? No doubt you need help navigating through this unfamiliar territory. Whatever your situation, a panel of experts and parents of autistic children, including Nancy Wiseman, author of Could It Be Autism (Broadway, ISBN# 978-0-7679-1973-9) and founder and president of First Signs, joins Char on Thursday's Mid-Morning to give you hope and assistance for helping your child experience the best outcomes in social, emotional, and behavioral development.
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008Today's Christian Woman Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Today's Christian Woman is turning thirty! On this radio issue of the popular magazine, Editor Camerin Courtney shares highlights from the magazine's history. Carolyn Arends explains how a radical shift in her view of marriage nailed her sagging union firmly back together. The beloved and bubbly Thelma Wells shares what can drive our joy underground-and what we can do to help bring it back to the surface. And empty-nester Annette Friesen reveals how adopting a teenaged girl opened her eyes to God's lavish love.
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2008WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Whether you're a parent, pastor, coach or employer, discipline is the key for correcting any negative behavior. On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse explains the differences between discipline and punishment, and reveals the sure test for knowing if your discipline methods are effective.
 
Monday, November 17, 2008WBCL Hams It Up for the Holidays Host(s): Char Binkley

More than 35 million Americans, including 12 million children, live with hunger or on the brink of hunger. While the cost of food and healthcare are skyrocketing and high rates of unemployment continue, WBCL is teaming up with local community food banks to give hope to those who can't afford food on a daily basis, let alone for the upcoming holidays. Join Char on Monday's Mid-Morning to learn how you can join in the effort to fight hunger with our "Ham It Up for the Holidays" Outreach.
 
Friday, November 14, 2008Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Host(s): Char Binkley

The Christian faith is supposed to produce deep, positive change. So why doesn't it seem to work in "real life"? During Friday's encore Mid-Morning Peter Scazzero unveils what's wrong with our conventional means of "spiritual growth" and offers not only a model of spirituality that actually works, but seven steps to transformation that will help you experience a faith changed with authenticity, contemplation and a hunger for God. ("Emotionally Healthy Spirituality", Integrity, ISBN# 1591454522)
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008Depression Host(s): Lynne Ford

Winston Churchill, actress Ashley Judd, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, comedian Jim Carrey, and theologian Martin Luther all battled depression. What culprits cause depression? Does a person ever overcome it for good? How is it effectively treated? And where does faith fit in the treatment picture? Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Lyles answers these key questions, and yours, during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008Breathe Easy Host(s): Lynne Ford

We know breathing easy during the chaos of life doesn't always come easily. So, we've gathered a few people to tell us about products that can reduce your stress level a notch or two. Learn how: � switching out the contents of your purses can take no time at all with Switch it By Nan purses � transporting cupcakes is easy with a little help from Cupcake Couriers � purchasing a beautiful piece of Elyse Ryan Jewelry supports cancer research � subscribing to Craft Magazine can provide hours of creative fun for you and your family And be sure to register at wbcl.org, (click on Mid-Morning) to win a prize package that includes all of the products featured on today's "Breathe Easy."
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2008Sally Boose Host(s): Lynne Ford

With the economy looking rather bleak, you may be searching for some ways to earn a little extra money, especially with Christmas just around the corner. Selling your antiques or collectibles is a viable option. But before you put your item up for sale on eBay or at a local antique store, find out what it's worth. Get a free appraisal from antiques and collectibles expert Sally Boose on today's Mid-Morning.
 
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Monday, November 10, 2008Having a Mary Spirit Host(s): Lynne Ford

Over 500,000 women have kept "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" on the CBA bestseller lists since 2000. On today's encore Mid-Morning, Joanna Weaver discusses the life-changing follow-up, "Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7247-7). Don't miss this invitation to receive the ultimate makeover: your soul.
 
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Friday, November 07, 2008Dawn Hall Host(s): Char Binkley

Dawn Hall knows how to make work in the kitchen seem like pure fun! Dawn returns to Mid-Morning for the third time this year to bring us Christmas gift ideas, decorating tips, and step-by-step Christmas menus from her "Busy People's Fun, Fast, Festive Christmas Cookbook" (Rutledge Hill Press, ISBN# 1-4016-0226-6). Don't miss this kick-off to the holiday season coming your way with Char and Dawn on Friday's Mid-Morning.
 
Thursday, November 06, 2008International Adoption Host(s): Char Binkley

In the last 15 years, intercountry adoptions have more than tripled with children being adopted into America from 50 countries. Thursday on Mid-Morning, Char is joined by author, Mardi Caldwell of the Lifetime Adoption Organization along with the Ruhls and Elers - two families who have adopted children from Columbia and Ethiopia. Tune in for great information and heartwarming stories.
 
Wednesday, November 05, 2008Saluting Our Troops Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

The Air Force promises "Service Before Self." The Marines, "Always Faithful." The Navy, "Honor, Courage, Commitment." And the Army, "This We'll Always Defend." On Wednesday, Mid-Morning once again honors service men and women for their selfless courage and service. Captain Chris Plekenpol, author of Faith in the Fog of War (Multnomah, ISBN# 1-59052-741-0), begins the hour with firsthand stories of courage and God's faithfulness in Iraq. Then Char and Lynne open the phones for you to salute your spouse, son, or daughter currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan and to share a Christmas greeting. Service persons honored will receive a special care package - just in time for Christmas!
 
Tuesday, November 04, 2008When Sinners Say 'I Do' Host(s): Lynne Ford

In "When Sinners Say 'I Do'" (Shepherd Press, ISBN # 0-9767582-6-6), Dave Harvey exposes the real root of most marriage problems - each spouse is still a sinner. And he also prescribes the cure as well: the gospel. Discover how the good news of forgiveness and grace provides clarity in conflict, hope in despair, and a joy-filled marriage.
 
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Monday, November 03, 2008A New Earth, An Old Deception Host(s): Lynne Ford

New Age teacher Eckhart Tolle's teachings are, in Oprah Winfrey's words, "an awakening" that she wants to share with the world. And millions are responding. What are the key tenets of Tolle's "A New Earth", and are they compatible with Christianity? Award-winning journalist Richard Abanes methodically dissects Tolle's ideas and, using Scripture, reveals "A New Earth" to be an old deception.
 
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